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The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001

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Article 3(1)

SCHEDULE 1CONTRACTS OF INSURANCE

PART ICONTRACTS OF GENERAL INSURANCE

Accident

1.  Contracts of insurance providing fixed pecuniary benefits or benefits in the nature of indemnity (or a combination of both) against risks of the person insured or, in the case of a contract made by virtue of section 140, 140A or 140B of the Local Government Act 1972(1) (or, in Scotland, section 86(1) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973(2)), a person for whose benefit the contract is made—

(a)sustaining injury as the result of an accident or of an accident of a specified class; or

(b)dying as a result of an accident or of an accident of a specified class; or

(c)becoming incapacitated in consequence of disease or of disease of a specified class,

including contracts relating to industrial injury and occupational disease but excluding contracts falling within paragraph 2 of Part I of, or paragraph IV of Part II of, this Schedule.

Sickness

2.  Contracts of insurance providing fixed pecuniary benefits or benefits in the nature of indemnity (or a combination of both) against risks of loss to the persons insured attributable to sickness or infirmity but excluding contracts falling within paragraph IV of Part II of this Schedule.

Land vehicles

3.  Contracts of insurance against loss of or damage to vehicles used on land, including motor vehicles but excluding railway rolling stock.

Railway rolling stock

4.  Contract of insurance against loss of or damage to railway rolling stock.

Aircraft

5.  Contracts of insurance upon aircraft or upon the machinery, tackle, furniture or equipment of aircraft.

Ships

6.  Contracts of insurance upon vessels used on the sea or on inland water, or upon the machinery, tackle, furniture or equipment of such vessels.

Goods in transit

7.  Contracts of insurance against loss of or damage to merchandise, baggage and all other goods in transit, irrespective of the form of transport.

Fire and natural forces

8.  Contracts of insurance against loss of or damage to property (other than property to which paragraphs 3 to 7 relate) due to fire, explosion, storm, natural forces other than storm, nuclear energy or land subsidence.

Damage to property

9.  Contracts of insurance against loss of or damage to property (other than property to which paragraphs 3 to 7 relate) due to hail or frost or any other event (such as theft) other than those mentioned in paragraph 8.

Motor vehicle liability

10.  Contracts of insurance against damage arising out of or in connection with the use of motor vehicles on land, including third-party risks and carrier’s liability.

Aircraft liability

11.  Contracts of insurance against damage arising out of or in connection with the use of aircraft, including third-party risks and carrier’s liability.

Liability of ships

12.  Contracts of insurance against damage arising out of or in connection with the use of vessels on the sea or on inland water, including third party risks and carrier’s liability.

General liability

13.  Contracts of insurance against risks of the persons insured incurring liabilities to third parties, the risks in question not being risks to which paragraph 10, 11 or 12 relates.

Credit

14.  Contracts of insurance against risks of loss to the persons insured arising from the insolvency of debtors of theirs or from the failure (otherwise than through insolvency) of debtors of theirs to pay their debts when due.

Suretyship

15.  (1)  Contracts of insurance against the risks of loss to the persons insured arising from their having to perform contracts of guarantee entered into by them.

(2) Fidelity bonds, performance bonds, administration bonds, bail bonds or customs bonds or similar contracts of guarantee, where these are—

(a)effected or carried out by a person not carrying on a banking business;

(b)not effected merely incidentally to some other business carried on by the person effecting them; and

(c)effected in return for the payment of one or more premiums.

Miscellaneous financial loss

16.  Contracts of insurance against any of the following risks, namely—

(a)risks of loss to the persons insured attributable to interruptions of the carrying on of business carried on by them or to reduction of the scope of business so carried on;

(b)risks of loss to the persons insured attributable to their incurring unforeseen expense (other than loss such as is covered by contracts falling within paragraph 18);

(c)risks which do not fall within sub-paragraph (a) or (b) and which are not of a kind such that contracts of insurance against them fall within any other provision of this Schedule.

Legal expenses

17.  Contracts of insurance against risks of loss to the persons insured attributable to their incurring legal expenses (including costs of litigation).

Assistance

18.  Contracts of insurance providing either or both of the following benefits, namely—

(a)assistance (whether in cash or in kind) for persons who get into difficulties while travelling, while away from home or while away from their permanent residence; or

(b)assistance (whether in cash or in kind) for persons who get into difficulties otherwise than as mentioned in sub-paragraph (a).

PART IICONTRACTS OF LONG-TERM INSURANCE

Life and annuity

I.  Contracts of insurance on human life or contracts to pay annuities on human life, but excluding (in each case) contracts within paragraph III.

Marriage and birth

II.  Contract of insurance to provide a sum on marriage or on the birth of a child, being contracts expressed to be in effect for a period of more than one year.

Linked long term

III.  Contracts of insurance on human life or contracts to pay annuities on human life where the benefits are wholly or party to be determined by references to the value of, or the income from, property of any description (whether or not specified in the contracts) or by reference to fluctuations in, or in an index of, the value of property of any description (whether or not so specified).

Permanent health

IV.  Contracts of insurance providing specified benefits against risks of persons becoming incapacitated in consequence of sustaining injury as a result of an accident or of an accident of a specified class or of sickness or infirmity, being contracts that—

(a)are expressed to be in effect for a period of not less than five years, or until the normal retirement age for the persons concerned, or without limit of time; and

(b)either are not expressed to be terminable by the insurer, or are expressed to be so terminable only in special circumstances mentioned in the contract.

Tontines

V.  Tontines.

Capital redemption contracts

VI.  Capital redemption contracts, where effected or carried out by a person who does not carry on a banking business, and otherwise carries on a regulated activity of the kind specified by article 10(1) or (2).

Pension fund management

VII.—(a) Pension fund management contracts, and

(b)pension fund management contracts which are combined with contracts of insurance covering either conservation of capital or payment of a minimum interest,

where effected or carried out by a person who does not carry on a banking business, and otherwise carries on a regulated activity of the kind specified by article 10(1) or (2).

Collective insurance etc.

VIII.  Contracts of a kind referred to in article 1(2)(e) of the first life insurance directive.

Social insurance

IX.  Contracts of a kind referred to in article 1(3) of the first life insurance directive.

Article 4

SCHEDULE 2ANNEX TO THE INVESTMENT SERVICES DIRECTIVE

ANNEX

Section AServices

1.(a) Reception and transmission, on behalf of investors, of orders in relation to one or more instruments listed in Section B.

(b)Execution of such orders other than for own account.

2.  Dealing in any of the instruments listed in Section B for own account.

3.  Managing portfolios of investments in accordance with mandates given by investors on a discretionary, client-by-client basis where such portfolios include one or more of the instruments listed in Section B.

4.  Underwriting in respect of issues of any of the instruments listed in Section B and/or the placing of such issues.

Section BInvestments

1.(a) Transferable securities.

(b)Units in collective investment undertakings.

2.  Money-market instruments.

3.  Financial-futures contracts, including equivalent cash-settled instruments.

4.  Forward interest-rate agreements (FRAs).

5.  Interest-rate, currency and equity swaps.

6.  Options to acquire or dispose of any instruments falling within this section of the Annex, including equivalent cash-settled instruments. This category includes in particular options on currency and on interest rates.

Section CNon-core services

1.  Safekeeping and administration in relation to one or more of the instruments listed in Section B.

2.  Safe custody services.

3.  Granting credits or loans to an investor to allow him to carry out a transaction in one or more of the instruments listed in Section B, where the firm granting the credit or loan is involved in the transaction.

4.  Advice to undertakings on capital structure, industrial strategy and related matters and advice and service relating to mergers and the purchase of undertakings.

5.  Services related to underwriting.

6.  Investment advice concerning one or more of the instruments listed in Section B.

7.  Foreign-exchange services where these are connected with the provision of investment services.

Article 4

SCHEDULE 3ARTICLE 2.2 OF THE INVESTMENT SERVICES DIRECTIVE

This Directive shall not apply to:

(a)insurance undertakings as defined in Article 1 of Directive 73/239/EEC or Article 1 of Directive 79/267/EEC or undertakings carrying on the reinsurance and retrocession activities referred to in Directive 64/225/EEC;

(b)firms which provide investment services exclusively for their parent undertakings, for their subsidiaries or for other subsidiaries of their parent undertakings;

(c)persons providing an investment service where that service is provided in an incidental manner in the course of a professional activity and that activity is regulated by legal or regulatory provisions or a code of ethics governing the profession which do not exclude the provision of that service;

(d)firms that provide investment services consisting exclusively in the administration of employee participation schemes;

(e)firms that provide investment services that consist in providing both the services referred to in (b) and those referred to in (d);

(f)the central banks of Member States and other national bodies performing similar functions and other public bodies charged with or intervening in the management of the public debt;

(g)firms

  • which may not hold clients' funds or securities and which for that reason may not at any time place themselves in debit with their clients, and

  • which may not provide any investment service except the reception and transmission of orders in transferable securities and units in collective investment undertakings, and

  • which in the course of providing that service may transmit orders only to

(i)investment firms authorised in accordance with this Directive;

(ii)credit institutions authorised in accordance with Directives 77/80/EEC and 89/646/EEC(3);

(iii)branches of investment firms or of credit institutions which are authorised in a third country and which are subject to and comply with prudential rules considered by the competent authorities as at least as stringent as those laid down in this Directive, in Directive 89/646/EEC or in Directive 93/6/EEC;

(iv)collective investment undertakings authorised under the law of a Member State to market units to the public and to the managers of such undertakings;

(v)investment companies with fixed capital, as defined in Article 15(4) of Directive 79/91/EEC, the securities of which are listed or dealt in on a regulated market in a Member State;

  • the activities of which are governed at national level by rules or by a code of ethics;

(h)collective investment undertakings whether coordinated at Community level or not and the depositaries and managers of such undertakings;

(i)person whose main business is trading in commodities amongst themselves or with producers or professional users of such products and who provide investment services only for such producers and professional users to the extent necessary for their main business;

(j)firms that provide investment services consisting exclusively in dealing for their own account on financial-futures or options markets or which deal for the accounts of other members of those markets or make prices for them and which are guaranteed by clearing members of the same markets. Responsibility for ensuring the performance of contracts entered into by such firms must be assumed by clearing members of the same markets;

(k)associations set up by Danish pension funds with the sole aim of managing the assets of pension funds that are members of those associations;

(l)“agenti di cambio” whose activities and functions are governed by Italian Royal Decree No. 222 of 7 March 1925 and subsequent provisions amending it, and who are authorised to carry on their activities under Article 19 of Italian Law No 1 of 2 January 1991.

(1)

S.I. 1999/2725, amended by S.I. 2000/1797.

(2)

1972 c. 70. Section 140 was amended by the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (c. 30), s. 39(1) and Sch. 7, Part XVI; by the Insurance Companies Act 1982 (c. 50), Sch. 5, para. 13; and by the London Regional Transport Act 1984 (c. 32), Sch. 7. Section 140A was inserted by s. 39(2) of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (c. 30), and amended by the Planning (Consequential Provisions) Act 1990 (c. 10), Sch. 2, para. 28, and by the Environment Act 1995 (c. 25), Sch. 24. Section 140B was inserted by s. 39(2) of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, and amended by the Local Government Act 1985 (c. 51), Sch. 17, and by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (c. 19), Sch. 15, para. 31.

(3)

References to Directives 77/80/EEC and 89/646/EEC are now to be construed as references to Directive 2000/12/EC (O.J. L126, 26.5.2000, p.1), by virtue of Article 67(2) of that Directive.

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